Putting technology to work for horticulture
Vineland’s focus on applied engineering and commercialization opportunities accelerates the development of technology solutions for horticulture.
Labour makes up the single largest input cost for nearly every horticultural product, cutting into margins and making it difficult for Canadian products to compete in a global market. Vineland’s Horticultural Technology Solutions program aims to fill technology, knowledge and resource gaps that are hindering efficiency and opportunities when deploying technology in horticulture.
Innovation Challenge and Opportunity
Our team evaluates, optimizes and integrates technology to improve efficiency for growers, help technology providers innovate faster and support a sustainable future for Canada’s horticultural ecosystem.
We work with companies looking to optimize opportunities in the fast-growing horticultural technology space using our network of growers and other collaborators to create real-world results and impact.
Vineland’s new horticultural automation services ranging from technology assessment and consultation to custom automation solutions ease labour challenges while improving yield quality and pesticide controls. Click here to learn more.
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Technology validation: bridging the gap from research to
This latest service offers comprehensive technology validation tailored to various horticultural crops from vegetables and fruits to flowers. We specialize in rigorously assessing and validating innovative technologies related to plant production and automation systems.
Examples of validation projects to-date, include:
- Smart irrigation for gerbera daisies
- Commercial testing for robotic cucumber harvesting
- On-farm artificial intelligence-driven mushroom production
- Dedicated crops for technology validation